Hyperloop Alpha: This Could Change Transit ForeverMario Aguilar8/12/13 5:38pmFiled to: hyperloopelon musktransit3629EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkInventor-entrepreneur-mad-scientist Elon Musk just released an alpha design of his vision for the future of high-speed transit. This is our first look at Hyperloop. After teasing the concept for months, we're finally going to be able to figure out if this is a fantasy—or the beginning of our new reality.AdvertisementThe entire PDF of the design is embedded below. It's a crapton of information, so here's what you need to know, summarized as succinctly as possible.Until now, everything we've been able to figure out about the Hyperloop has been based on a few basic claims: That it could get you from San Francisco to Los Angeles in about 30 minutes; that it would cost 1/10th the estimated $70 billion price tag of the proposed high-speed rail line connecting the two coastal cities; and that it's "a cross between a rail gun, the concord, and an air hockey table."ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.